DIY Designer Champagne Flutes

I’m in love with designer glass wear, but for something I only use a few times a year (like champagne glasses) it doesn’t seem practical to spend a lot of money on something I don’t really need.
With this quick tutorial you can create stunning champagne glasses that look just like Kate Spade’s Larabee Dot Flute set for just a fraction of the cost.


Armour Etch Glass Etching Cream
Glass Champagne Flutes (I picked mine up at a thrift store)
Sponge / Paint Brush
Rubber Gloves
Disposable Plate
Round circle stickers, waterproof if possible [I have a vinyl cutter that I used to make these, but you could buy stickers from the craft store and use the backing]


Step 1

Wash and dry your champagne glasses. You want the decal to attach firmly to the glass.

Step 2

Peel out the circle portion of stickers. You want to create dots so you will need the backing that is left after the circle has been removed. Cut each ‘circle’ decal into a square. This is what you will attach to your glass.

Step 3

Peel off the paper on the back side of your sticker and firmly attach it to the glass. Push out all bubbles and make sure the edges are sealed tightly. Repeat until you have covered your entire glass with circles.


Step 4

Put on your rubber gloves. Etching creme is highly corrosive and you don’t want to get any pn your skin. Open your etching creme and pour a small amount onto the paper plate. This allows you to keep the rest of the creme fresh. Using your brush or sponge, apply a small amount to each of your decals, covering the entire area you want etched. With this design it is important to only allow the etching creme inside the circles.

Step 5 

Allow the glass to sit for 2-3 minutes.

Step 6

You will see crystals begin to form. Use your sponge to move the creme around to prevent air bubbles in the design.

Step 7 

Allow glass to sit for 2-3 minutes.

Step 8

Rinse the design with water. Be careful not to splash any onto your skin or eyes.

Step 9

Peel off the stencils. You now have a glass completely covered in etched dots.

Creating your own personalized glassware is just that easy!

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